4 Ways Dishonest Roofers Cut Corners

No doubt, there are roofers who cut corners during roof installation and repair. If you’ve ever gotten a roofing estimate that seems impossibly low then you are probably dealing with an unscrupulous company. There are many ways a roofer can cut corners to lower the costs on roofing installation. What you should keep in mind though is that a lower cost upfront can mean a leaky roof later on. Pro roofing contractor 9Hammers shares the four most common ways a crooked contractor can skimp on costs at the expense of the homeowner.


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Knowing is half the battle. These corner cutting examples will help you evaluate roofing contractors. Be prepared for a great roof replacement and install from a roofing company.


1. Not Using Enough Nails


This may seem like a minor thing but most manufacturers recommend a certain number of nails for each shingle during a new roof installation and skimping on this can allow wind and water to get under your shingles. This is a common way roofers cut corners during roof installation.


2. Using Second Grade Shingles


Another common way to cut costs is to use second-grade shingles. They are cheaper because they did not pass the quality standards of the manufacturer. Some roofing companies use this as their main business strategy.   


3. Not Installing Drip Edges


While it is not a requirement, a good roofing contractor will install drip edges to add extra protection to your roof from rainwater. 


4. Covering Old Shingles


While this may seem like a good idea, covering damaged shingles with new ones can allow moisture to be trapped in between the two shingles weakening your roof’s integrity. Another way roofing companies and roofers cut corners during roof installation and repair.


Why Choose Us


9hammers is a GAF Master Elite roofing company and what this means for you is peace of mind. We use only the best installation methods and the latest technologies when it comes to roofing. With all our projects, we are committed to using the highest quality materials available while still offering the best value for our customers.


We guarantee to get the job done properly without cutting corners! Give us a call at (540) 730-1681 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.